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Old June 10th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #1111

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If Chinese are happy with communism, I can just be sorry for them. But then, where is communism in PRC? It is just Han Chinese racist authoritarianism.
Have you ever been here? Most of the minorities are indistinguishable from Han and actually have better protections under the law, take the former 1 child policy, it only applied to Han. I understand you have no reason to take my word for it, I just live here and have travelled about a 1/3 of the country.
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If Chinese are happy with communism, I can just be sorry for them. But then, where is communism in PRC? It is just Han Chinese racist authoritarianism.
Have you ever been here? Most of the minorities are indistinguishable from Han and actually have better protections under the law, take the former 1 child policy, it only applied to Han. I understand you have no reason to take my word for it, I just live here and have traveled about a 1/3 of the country.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 06:52 PM   #1113
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Confucianism and Taoism are not religions.
There is a flaw in this statement.

There was a very obscure Confucian study group or sect that briefly proclaimed Confucius a deity and tried to worship him. The Ming and Qing government quickly put an end to the study group.

Taoism is a religion - they have texts, priests, temples, and ceremonies.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 02:51 AM   #1114
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There is a flaw in this statement.

There was a very obscure Confucian study group or sect that briefly proclaimed Confucius a deity and tried to worship him. The Ming and Qing government quickly put an end to the study group.

Taoism is a religion - they have texts, priests, temples, and ceremonies.
There are the Huanglao, which may or may not be a religion, and then there are the Tian-shi, which should be considered a religion.

I think Taoism is just such a word that compromise so many thoughts it's hard to really pin them down.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 03:50 AM   #1115
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There was a very obscure Confucian study group or sect that briefly proclaimed Confucius a deity and tried to worship him. The Ming and Qing government quickly put an end to the study group.
the thread is so ancient, so i just briefly reply:
the story of deity is not heard of by me, to the best of my knowledge.
confucious is strictly viewed as a person, perhaps at best a saint. the division is very clear, when you compare with him, for example, guan yu, the brother of liu bei. that is an ethics of confucianism.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 11:39 PM   #1116
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The United States obtains territory from Mexico through war or no purchase.
Should southern USA become independent?

The Troubles.
Should Northern Ireland become independent?

India's Uttar Pradesh has a lot of Muslims,but people in other pradesh believe in Hinduism.
Should Uttar Pradesh become independent?
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Old September 15th, 2017, 06:53 AM   #1117
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I don't think southern China should be independent, because a unified China would be much better off than a divided China. However, I do feel that people need to acknowledge the fact that southern and northern China have somewhat different cultures and languages.
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